Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge, #284.  For this challenge, Helen has chosen gingham checks or plaids.  I hope when you are finished here, you will hop over to the challenge website to see what the rest of the design team created!  There’s quite a variety of inspiration just waiting for you!

I know I am late with this post. Last night my internet went out around 7 pm my time. The provider’s messages said it would only be down for an hour. It came back up at 5:30 am my time, which is after this post was supposed to go live. Anyway, I am late.

Once I had my DSP pattern and colors chosen, the happy Grinch seemed to be a natural choice.  The sentiment is from last year’s Christmas Means More stamp set, with which I couldn’t part.  I can’t remember where I got the Grinch stamp, but am fairly certain I found it on Etsy. 

Here’s my card:


While there are more measurements than usual, the card really comes together quite with multipurpose glue and dimensionals.

The Real Red base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.

The white cardstock layer measures 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.  I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cropped it using the largest square in the Stitched Shapes die set.  There’s also white cardstock on the inside, and it measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

This DSP (designer Series Paper) comes from the Gingerbread and Peppermint 6” x 6” DSP, found in the current mini-catalog.  It measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. 

I used a polka dot pattern from the same DSP pack for the envelope flap.  It measures 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.

Next, I used two squares of Old Olive cardstock.  The first layer (right under the sentiment) measures 2-3/4” square.  The bottom layer (adhered to the DSP) measures 3-3/8” square.

The Real Red layer on the front measures 2-7/8” square.  You will need a second piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 3-1/4” by 2-1/2 inches.  I used this piece for the Grinch tag.  Next, I stamped Grinch on a scrap of white cardstock, which I trimmed to 2 inches by 3-1/8 inches. 

What I Did:

I stamped the Grinch in Momento Tuxedo Black on the white cardstock, which allowed me to use my Stampin’ Blends with which I could color him.  The two blends combos I used were the light and dark Old Olive and Real Red.   I colored his eyes with the So Saffron light blend.  Once he was completely dry, I adhered him to the Real Red piece I trimmed for the tag.  This Real Red ribbon provided a bow, but it’s also used to pull the tag up from the sentiment layers.

I also used Tuxedo Black for the sentiment.  The Stampin’ Write markers seemed better for this coloring, and I used Real Red and Old Olive markers for the mistletoe.

The front of the card just required some very careful layering. 

The white cardstock and the DSP are adhered with multipurpose glue.

I put the whole pocket/sentiment piece together before I adhered it to the front of the card. 

There are dimensionals under the sentiment square to pop it up.  I had the Old Olive scallop trim already in my page protectors of those scraps, and decided to use it here.  The sentiment went down on the smaller Old Olive square. 

Then I used multipurpose glue to adhere the Old Olive to the Real Red layer.

In order to accommodate the Grinch tag, I used mini-dimensionals on three sides of the red layer to attach it to the bottom Old Olive layer.  The tag needs to slide in and out easily, so be careful of the placement of the mini-dimensionals.

That’s it for the front.

Finishing Up:

Here’s the inside:

I used the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set for the inside of the card.  I also stamped Ho Ho Ho from that stamp set on the bottom of the inside panel and on the bottom front of the envelope.

With that, I’d finished this coordinated card and envelope set.


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